Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Yong Vui Kong, who was 19 when he was first arrested for possessing 47g of heroin in 2007, faces imminent execution.
Japan has hanged three men in the country's first executions in almost two years, joining the minority of countries worldwide that are still executing.
After four decades awaiting execution, a recent court development offers hope of retrial for death row prisoner Masaru Okunishi.
Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.
The Mongolian parliament overwhelmingly approves a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty.
A hardline group of Asian countries are defying the global trend against the death penalty and putting to death thousands of people after unfair trials.
Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction
Beijing urged to show clemency to Syed Zahid Hussain Shah, who is due to be executed next week.
Chiou Ho-shun, who has been detained for 23 years, is now on death row facing execution following the rejection of his appeal by the Supreme Court
Indian President Pratibha Patil approves the executions of two death row prisoners, according to media reports.
A young Malaysian man faces imminent hanging after his final appeal failed in Singapore
The executions come four weeks after President Ma Ying-jeou formally apologised for the execution of an innocent man in 1997.
Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.
If passed, the amendments would remove the death penalty from white collar crimes such as tax fraud, which already rarely receive the punishment.
Amnesty International condemns the executions of two people for 'eloping', carried out in a Taleban-controlled village in the province of Kunduz.
Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.
Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.
Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.
President Ma Ying-jeou urged to ensure that the country's de facto moratorium on executions remains in place.